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A Career Changing Craft Book

I have read at ton – and I mean A TON – of writing craft books. I spent 3 years of my life and over fifty thousand dollars earning an MFA in creative writing. I have (in total) an entire … Continue reading

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Why do we Torture Ourselves?

Today, I decided to head back to my exercise routine–pilates reformer. I had major surgery in August and it took a little longer than I expected to recover. Several weeks out from the surgery I had moved from recovery to … Continue reading

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English Language … Alcohol Content Over 22.5 Percent.

  Did you know that the English language alcohol content is more than 22.5 percent? What in the world, you ask, does that mean? It’s hard. Hard liquor can make you dizzy. Trying to figure out the English language can … Continue reading

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My Top Five Favorite (Writerly) Things by Rebecca Heflin

A writer-friend recently asked me what my go-to craft books are, so I thought I’d share those with you here today. Goal, Motivation, & Conflict by Debra Dixon is a must-have tool for any fiction writer. Her clear, concise explanation … Continue reading

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Cross Training for Writers

Fitness experts agree that cross training promotes better physical fitness, and reduces mental burnout and the risk of injury from repetitive strain. Benefits of cross training include: Greater flexibility Enhancing current skills Developing new skills Reducing boredom Improving overall conditioning … Continue reading

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Dialogue Tags – To Be or Not To Be?

by Linda Bennett Pennell Man, there certainly is a lot of advice for authors floating around these days! If interested, a writer could spend most of his/her time reading, rather than slaving away on the ole manuscript. Some advice can … Continue reading

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Authorial Aggravations

I recently stumbled across one author’s list of things never to say to an author. I pored through it, nodding my head vigorously at some of her points and shaking my head at others. I guess I’m lucky, because when … Continue reading

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